Inspired by nature and his lifelong travels, Vertical by Robert Comstock features timeless, high-quality pieces built to last. This new menswear line, available at Dillards.com, includes leather jackets, slacks, sweaters, sportshirts, denim and vests. The garments have a masculine feel and feature unique fabrics and beautiful textures.
We recently visited with Robert Comstock about his menswear designs and what sets the Vertical line apart from other menswear.
Q. What is the inspiration for Vertical?
A. It is composed of garments I would wear myself. My goal is to provide unique garments that will never leave your closet. Even as time goes by, you will pull it out as a go-to piece, an old friend.
Q. What kind of man is drawn to Vertical?
A. An optimist — a person who sees the glass as half full. He doesn’t look to fashion to define him, but instead he looks to great fashion to accompany him on his journey. He knows his path and knows what he likes when he sees it.
Q. Describe the Vertical Collection in three words.
A. Long-lasting appeal
Q. What is the ultimate message you want to get across through Vertical?
A. Clothing should be enjoyable because of the quality in which it is made — durability — the way it makes one feel when he puts it on.
Q. Who are your major influences?
A. I am not looking to fashion and trends to influence me. It all starts with the fabric. The fabric tells me what it is going to be. I myself don’t know what I am going to design — I get to see what it is going to become.
Check out the full Vertical Collection or learn more about the brand in this video.
Do you have an item of clothing that is your favorite, something you’d call your old friend? Tell us about it in the comments.